Egg - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |eɡ|  American pronunciation of the word egg
Brit.  |eɡ|  British pronunciation of the word egg

noun

- animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
- oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food (syn: eggs)
- one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens (syn: ball, ballock, bollock, nut, orchis, testicle, testis)

verb

- throw eggs at
- coat with beaten egg

Examples

The egg will hatch about 10 days after it is laid.

I bought a carton of eggs.

a batter made from flour and egg

The egg is fertilized by the sperm.

Their suspicions egged them to cruelty.

Blackbirds lay their eggs in March.

The eggs hatch (=break open to allow the baby out) in 26 days.

Joe always has bacon and egg for breakfast.

Whisk the egg white (=the white part) until stiff.

Beat in two of the egg yolks (=the yellow part).

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: egg
he/she/it: eggs
present participle: egging
past tense: egged
past participle: egged
noun
singular: egg
plural: eggs
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